When smartphones were launched it used to have 920 mAh battery. But as user requirement begin to swell, Mobile manufacturers started manufacturing advanced phones. With the evolution of 3G and 4G our smartphones consume a lot of power. To solve this, manufacturers increased the capacity of battery. However an increase in capacity means more charging time. An alternate solution was to use powerbanks. We won’t further elaborate on this as you must be knowing it very well.
If you are a first time buyer, then this guide is for you. We will be giving you every bit of information when you are buying a powerbank.
The first step is to assess your requirement. For ex:If you are a person who’s always out and use your phone a lot then you will need a higher capacity power bank, which means higher price, or if you are buying only for occasional use then you can opt lower capacity ones.
Powerbanks come in different power categories. Starting from as low as 1,000 mAh to a whopping 50,000 mAh. Lower capacity ones are less available these days due to increasing power demand of smartphones. Our advice, Start from 4000 mAh onwards.
This is the most important. You must know what exactly are you paying for a specific capacity of power bank. Below are given some price ranges
|Upto 3,000 mAh||500/-|
|6000-10,1000 mAh||800- 1,500/-|
|Above 15,000 mAh||2,000 +|
*Price may vary depending upon the brands.
This is the deciding factor for most people, and we agree with you. Unknown brands should be avoided as the output power may not be correct for your phone. This can cause severe damage to your phone. Don’t fall for cheap deals like 10,000 mAh powerbank for Rs 500. They are usually fake and give you cloned product which is totally different from original one. Some popular ones are Ambrane, PNY, Micromax, Lenovo, Sony, Mi.
Do you know there are two types of batteries? They are Li-On and Li-Po. Lithium Ion Batteries have high energy-densities and cost less than lithium-polymer batteries. However, Li-On batteries are prone to ageing even when not being used.
Lithium-polymer batteries are very lightweight and have improved safety. However, these batteries will cost more to manufacture and have a worse energy density than lithium-ion batteries. When you are buying powerbanks do make a note about this. Manufacturers always mention this.
Some Powerbanks may have
- Multiple output port of same/different current
- File sharing features
- LED torch
- Power Indicator
New Launch! Mi Power Banks 10,000mAh & 20,000 mAh | Staring at Rs.1199 /-
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